Hands Study 9 – 10 May 2020

Artist: Pieter Lategan
Title: Hands Study 9 – 10 May 2020
Medium: Marlin Paper, B Pencil
Dimensions: 297x210mm

Hands are very difficult to draw, I started from the right-hand side because I am left-handed and the pencil does not smash.

I numbered every drawing (hand) with a number and you will see that number one is just the normal usual hand, nothing interesting. The number 2 hand is a mistake and everything is not in proportion. Number 3 is more interesting, and I find that was the best one which I have drawn. This hand also looks more realistic. I put a bit shading in between the fingers and that gives a three-dimensional effect. I did not really use line around the sketch (hand) just at some parts Ii draw hard lines around the hand’s outer lines. It gives the feeling of depth and round it just a little bit off.

I also feel I need to discuss the anatomy of the hand.
The bones are hard tissues that give your hand shape and stability.
Phalanges are the finger bones and there are 14 of them.
Metacarpals are the middle part of the hand bones and there are 5 of them.
Carpals are the wrist bone and there are 8 of them.
Joint are places where the bones fit together, allowing movement.
Ligaments are soft tissues that connect bone to bone and stabilize your joints.

The skeleton of the human hand consists of 27 bones: the eight short carpals of the wrist are organized into a proximal row (scaphoid, lunate, triquetral, and pisiform) which articulates with the bones of the forearm.

The fingers contain some of the densest areas of nerve endings in the body and are the richest source of tactile feedback. They also have the greatest positioning capability of the body; thus, the sense of touch is intimately associated with hands. Like other paired organs each hand is dominantly controlled by the opposing brain hemisphere, so that handedness- the preferred hand choice for a single-handed activity such as writing with a pencil, reflects individual brain functioning.

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